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Laureano hits 2 HRs, then winning sac fly as A's beat Astros

Ramon Laureano's two home runs and game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning lift the A's over the Astros 6-5, as Oakland snaps Houston's six-game win streak.
Credit: AP
Houston Astros pitcher Bryan Abreu, right, walks away as Oakland Athletics' Ramon Laureano, third from left, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a sacrifice fly that scored Mark Canha (20) during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Ramón Laureano hit two home runs, then lofted a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to send the Oakland Athletics over Houston 6-5, ending the Astros’ six-game winning streak. 

Laureano pumped his left fist when his one-out flyball off Bryan Abreu reached center field and Mark Canha scurried home from third. 

Matt Chapman hit a tying double in the eighth after Canha’s sacrifice fly the previous inning.